CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"In one glance, the eyes of Christ can encompass the universe. In a single gesture, He can embrace and contain all things, both in heaven and on earth: His Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit, angels, the stars, the planets, everything in an instant. But He did not account equality with God a thing to be grasped at, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, a stranger (Phil 2:7). It's as if He said: ‘I refuse every place of rest other than your soul, so you will know that I, Christ, empty Myself in order to be filled by you. Though you be a worm and not a man (Ps 21:6), I will honor you in this way, so that you can become My bride, My bridal chamber, My completion, My perfection. And though you are but a wretched earth-worm, I will make you the most beautiful thing there is: I will make you God. And because I am God, I lack nothing; I am in need of nothing. Whatever I have done, whatever I have become, has all been on account of you. My self-abasement, My exile, My hunger, My thirst, My loneliness, are things that I have voluntarily chosen and which can only be satisfied by you; for you are My food and My drink, and My clothing, shelter and place of rest.’ This is how far God has abased Himself. In order to fill us with His plenitude, He has voluntarily emptied Himself."
+ Elder Aimilianos +
FOR YOUR EDIFICATION
Holy Family's Flight into Egypt — commemorated on 1 June
Lecture on the Holy Family's Journey in Egypt by Dr. Ramez Botrous (video)
The Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt by St. Nikolai Velimirovich
SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK
(in Sorrento Valley unless otherwise noted)
Tuesday: Divine Liturgy 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday: St. Athanasius Catechetical School (Topic: "The Lord's Prayer, part 1") 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Young Adult FOCUS service 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (come any time)
Friday: Divine Liturgy 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: Divine Liturgy: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday: Divine Liturgy: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Oceanside)
Saturday: Vespers & Midnight Praise: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
ST. ATHANASIUS CATECHETICAL SCHOOL
Current course: The Sermon on the Mount
Please click here for the the schedule of lectures.
FOCUS — Serving
This Wednesday, 1 June, Orthodox Christian Young Adults in San Diego will be serving meals to the hungry at God's Extended Hand. Click here for more information.
WEBSITE & HYMNS
We encourage all congregants to take some time to check out the parish website:
All are also encouraged to listen to the liturgical hymns as they are chanted at Holy Cross please click here.
FOOD & CLEAN-UP
To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays please see the bulletin board at church or contact Tasoni Maryann. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.
May God bless and reward all of you who have so diligently offered food and helped to clean!